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UNITED PLOT ALONSO MOVE
Ooh, this is interesting. Apparently Manchester United are plotting a move for Xabi Alonso as Louis van Gaal becomes increasingly desperate to strengthen his midfield.

There are rumours that Real Madrid could be willing to sell the former Liverpool man, with the Daily Express reporting: 'Real were said to be unhappy that the Spanish international had returned to preseason having lost significant weight during the summer.

'And it has even been suggested that Real could offload Alonso in an attempt to ease their midfield logjam.'

It's thought that a knock-on effect of United's move for Alonso could scupper Chelsea and Arsenal's hopes of signing Sami Khedira.


TORRES TO ROMA?
Chelsea may finally have found someone to take Fernando Torres off their hands as they plot a swap deal with Roma for Mattia Destro.

According to The Times, the two clubs have held initial talks about a transfer, which would see Chelsea pay around £20m for Destro and allow Torres to move to Italy on loan season.

'Roma are interested in signing Torres, who has two years left on his contract, if they are able to reach agreement on his wages of £180,000 a week,' report The Times.


BALOTELLI BID OVER
It looks like Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli is dead in the water after AC Milan refused to entertain the Reds' proposals.

Brendan Rodgers was interested in an initial loan move for the striker, with a permanent deal a possibility in 12 months' time.

However, the Daily Star now report: 'But Milan did not want to risk being stuck with Balotelli if he was sent back from Liverpool and after being sounded out, they dismissed any deal on those terms.'


AND THE REST
Galatasaray are set to sign Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski but have been told there will be no double deal involving Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell...Manchester United will offer a bumper new contract to England defender Phil Jones...Steve Bruce is looking to Rotherham's Ben Pringle as a replacement for injured winger Robert Snodgrass...Lokomotiv Moscow are hoping to sign Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote but they are holding out for a £14m fee...Monaco are lining up a £10m bid for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech after Thibaut Courtois started their first Premier League game of the season...Southampton captain Jose Fonte has begged Morgan Schneiderlin not to join Tottenham...

...Hull City are hoping to sign Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes as they look to replace Shane Long...Reading are set to sign Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood...Valencia are keen on Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo even though he is sidelined with a broken foot...Burnley have revived their interest in Wigan midfielder James McArthur and have upped their offer to £5m...Swansea have made an improved £5m bid for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli...Neil Warnock is set to end his 16-month managerial exile and take over from Mark Robins at Huddersfield...Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea are battling to sign highly-rated Brazil midfielder Lucas Silva, who currently plies his trade with Cruzeiro...

...Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is ready to make an offer to Celtic for defender Virgil van Dijk - he is rated at £8m by the Scottish champions...Queens Park Rangers have opened talks with Reading's highly-rated keeper Alex McCarthy...Paris Saint-Germain have slapped a £20m price tag on teenage midfielder Adrien Rabiot, a reported target for Arsenal...Manchester United target Mehdi Benatia could end up joining Bayern Munich this week instead of a move to England...Manchester United owners the Glazer family have ruled out selling the club for at least five years...

Heard Jol is in running for the Palace job after being interviewed...apparently quite keen on getting the job
- wez_1982

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